Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. Today’s notable apps include a discount on Anodia: Unique Brick Breaker; the new Fallout Shelter game from Bethesda; and an update to Fantastical that brings Apple Watch support! All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.
iOS Apps Now Free
Crazy Hedgy - Beat ’em up 3D Platformer: $2.99 → Free: CYBERTIME presents the world's first Beat 'em up 3D Platformer.
Warhammer Quest: $4.99 → Free: Dungeon Adventures in the Warhammer World!
Minotron: 2112: $1.99 → Free: Legendary Beast meets Legendary Game in Minotron: 2112
Anodia: Unique Brick Breaker: $2.99 → Free: Play through over 150 handcrafted and unique levels, compete with your friends on Game Center leader boards, unlock over 30 achievements and simply have a lot of fun with Anodia.
AirTycoon Online: $0.99 → Free: Welcome to Air Tycoon Online! - Authentic turn based airline management simulation game. Play and compete with worldwide users.
Word-2-Text Converter: $1.99 → Free: Word-2-Text converts Microsoft® Word® DOCX- and DOC-documents into plain text files. It is an essential addition for an unlimited mobile office.
Layered: Video & Photo Motion Graphics Studio: $1.99 → Free: Add animated text, stickers, music and more to your pictures and videos with Layered.
iProcrastinate: $1.99 → Free: iProcrastinate for iOS is a simple, yet powerful task management application that syncs wirelessly with iProcrastinate on your Mac, or over the internet via iCloud, or Dropbox!
Saver 2 – Money Manager. Track your Personal Finance, Income, Expense, Bills & Budget: $4.99 → Free: Join half a million people that save money with Saver — the most efficient finance tracker on the store!
BeforeNow - Personal Timeline Creator and Journal: $0.99 → Free: BeforeNow is a personal timeline creator to help you catalog your life events in a visual timeline.
iOS Apps On Sale
Craft The World - Pocket Edition: $9.99 → $4.99: Explore a random generated world populated by dangerous creatures, build a dwarf fortress, gather resources, and craft all the items, weapons, and armor you need.
Talisman: $6.99 → $0.99: This family friendly game is simple to play - roll a die to move around the board and draw cards on spaces to encounter dangerous foes and claim powerful rewards!
... and then it rained: $2.99 → $0.99: … a game as simple as challenging – a unique interactive, visual and acoustic experienc
Hack RUN: $2.99 → $1.99: Ever wanted to be a hacker? Play Hack RUN! Hack your way into the heart of a mysterious organization to uncover their secrets.
Apache 3D Sim: $2.99 → $0.99: Apache 3D Sim brings in the game such incredible detailed processing of a combat helicopter with a unique physics and weapon system that has not been here yet. You will not believe it's only a game for mobile devices!
Temple Run: Brave: $1.99 → $0.99: From Imangi, the makers of Temple Run, and Disney comes a new take on the most exhilarating app in the App Store. Join Merida from Disney/Pixar Brave as you run, slide, jump, turn and shoot your way across the wilds of Scotland on an endless running adventure!
Asketch: $2.99 → $1.99: Asketch is a unique and versatile sketch pad that fits in your pocket. It allows creativity on the go, anytime, anywhere.
Hurricane Tracker For iPad: $3.99 → $1.99: Hurricane Tracker is the most used & most comprehensive tracking app available on any platform.
Hands-On Equations 1 - The Fun Way to Learn Algebra: $4.99 → $2.99: Teach your children the joys of learning algebra with Hands-On Equations 1 – the algebra app for children as young as eight!
Chronicle - Bill Reminders: $2.99 → $1.99: The easiest, fastest bill manager in the App Store. A universal app for iPhone & iPad, and updated to support all iPhone sizes.
Calculator ∞: $2.99 → $1.99: Calculator Infinity (∞) – The sleek, multi-function calculator for iPhone/iPad is proud to offer a variety of features to satisfy all ranges of customers
Discounted Mac Apps
Trine [$9.99 → $1.99] Trine is a beautiful fantasy action platformer with a fairytale-like atmosphere, following the journey of three heroes - a Wizard, a Knight and a Thief - in a quest to save the kingdom from evil.
BioShock Infinite [$29.99 → $9.99] BioShock Infinite puts players in the shoes of U.S. Cavalry veteran turned hired gun Booker DeWitt.
Trine 2 [$14.99 → $2.99] Trine 2 is a sidescrolling game of action, puzzles and platforming.
New and Notable Apps
Fallout Shelter [$Free] Fallout Shelter puts you in control of a state-of-the-art underground Vault from Vault-Tec. Build the perfect Vault, keep your Dwellers happy, and protect them from the dangers of the Wasteland.
Attack Drums [$14.99] Attack Drums is a synthesizer designed mainly for drum sounds, but the powerful sound engine can also be used for everything else - including vocals.
LOOPIMAL by YATATOY [$2.99] LOOPIMAL is a building kit of handcrafted animations and sounds. This is the first touch into the world of sequencing for your kids.
Updates you don’t want to miss
Fantastical 2 for iPhone - Calendar and Reminders [$4.99] The award-winning, best-selling calendar app has been redesigned and reimagined for iOS 8, including new features such as reminders, a new week view, and much more!. Version 2.3.1 includes the following changes:
- Introducing Fantastical 2 for Apple Watch. It's Fantastical, on your wrist!
- Various fixes and improvements
Editorial [$6.99] Editorial is a plain text editor for iOS with powerful automation tools and a beautiful inline preview for Markdown, TaskPaper, and Fountain documents.. Version 1.2 includes the following changes:
- Customizable document templates
- Quick settings
- Improved support for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
- Improved in-editor search, including a "Highlight All" option in the editing menu that allows you to highlight occurrences of a word within the document without typing anything into the search bar
- and more